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Washington Co. Humane Society Offering Vouchers

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Humane Society of Washington County is offering vouchers to residents on public assistance.

Each voucher is good for $50 toward the cost of a veterinary exam and vaccination that includes the parvovirus inoculation.

A community outbreak of canine parvovirus had shelter officials worried that people are not vaccinating their dogs because of the expense.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports that the money for the program comes from a grant through an anonymous foundation.

Resident can apply for the vouchers by calling or going to the shelter on Maugansville Road. Applicants must provide proof of public assistance.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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